Fargo, West Fargo Schools closed on Friday due to cold temps

Photo by: Fargo Public School District - Facebook
Photo by: Fargo Public School District - Facebook

(Fargo, ND) -- All Fargo Public Schools classes and extra-curricular activities are cancelled for Friday, including the Early Childhood Special Education pre-school program and Adult Learning Center.

"This decision has been made due to the impact of the forecasted cold temperatures and wind on school buses and the district’s school buildings," said the District in a statement released to WDAY Radio Thursday evening. "FPS has been informed by its bus transportation company, Valley Bus, that a number of buses are not operational and the conditions forecasted present increased challenges to keep enough buses working to operate all of our routes." 

Officials added that a large number of the district’s school buildings have been moved to electric demand curtailment for their heating, which could create building related problems due to the forecasted temperatures.

Due to the cancellation, FPS will use the storm make up day built into the school calendar of Monday, April 18th; students and staff will be expected to be in school on April 18th.

Shortly after Fargo Schools made their announcement, the West Fargo Public School District also announced it will cancel classes for Friday.